Tag Archives: John Mitchell

Gig review: LONELY ROBOT – Sub89, Reading, 27 April 2017

Sub89 is a decent sized venue in a less than salubrious part of Reading, McD’s and Nandos being the classier places in the street! It has a decent sized stage and the only downside was the sound which wasn’t great … Continue reading

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Album review: LONELY ROBOT – The Big Dream

LONELY ROBOT - The Big Dream

Inside Out Music [Release date 28.04.17] After a two year wait we get the second part of the trilogy from Lonely Robot, aka John Mitchell (Frost*/Arena/It Bites). He again plays all instruments bar the drums, played by the ever reliable Craig … Continue reading

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EP review: ELASEA – Lesson Learnt (plus interview)

ELASEA - Lesson Learnt

ELASEA Lesson Learnt www.facebook.com/elaseauk [Release date 17.03.17] Second EP from Elasea and since their debut EP they have added keys/synths to their sound. This EP is produced by John Mitchell (Lonely Robot/Frost*/Arena), so you know the sound will be spot … Continue reading

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Album review: TILT – Hinterland

TILT - Hinterland

Tilt Music Some albums come out of nowhere with no expectations and simply blow you away musically. Tilt’s debut ‘Hinterland’ is one of those albums and I was hooked from the first playing of this album. The album itself has … Continue reading

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Interview: JEM GODFREY of FROST*

Frost* release their new album ‘Falling Satellites’ on 27 May and here we catch-up with Jem Godfrey for more on the album, tour plans and the perils of ironing board keyboards… An obvious one maybe but why has the rather … Continue reading

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Album review: FROST* – Falling Satellites

FROST* - Falling Satellites

Inside Out [Release date 27.05.16] This album has been a long time coming as the last Frost* album was 2008′s ‘Experiments In Mass Appeal’ and we even had Jem Godfrey announce the end of the band in 2011, only for … Continue reading

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Gig review: LONELY ROBOT – The Scala, London, 20 December 2015

John Mitchell

So onto the final gig for 2015 for me and one I have been looking forward to as it is Lonely Robot, aka John Mitchell (It Bites/Frost*/Arena), whose debut album ‘Please Come Home’ is one of my top 5 albums … Continue reading

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News: LONELY ROBOT, FAIRPORT CONVENTION, LEAVE’S EYES – Thursday 19 March 2015

Lonely Robot

Lonely Robot, aka John Mitchell (It Bites/Arena), will record a new album later this year for release early next year. Leave’s Eyes have signed with AFM Records and release their new album later this year. Mr Big release a box … Continue reading

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Album Review: LONELY ROBOT – Please Come Home

LONELY ROBOT - Please Come Home

Inside Out www.insideout.de [Released 23.02.15] Lonely Robot is the new project from producer, guitarist and vocalist John Mitchell (Kino/It Bites/Frost*/Arena). He is backed by a rhythm section of Nick Beggs (Steve Hackett/Kajagoogoo) on bass and Craig Blundell on drums, with … Continue reading

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10 Questions: JOHN MITCHELL aka LONELY ROBOT (interview)

Lonely Robot

We catch-up with John Mitchell (It Bites/Arena/Frost*) whose new album goes out under the Lonely Robot moniker and is entitled ‘Please Come Home’.  It is released on Inside Out on 23rd February. It includes guest appearances from Nik Kershaw, Nick … Continue reading

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Gig review: CELEBR8.2 Festival – The Hippodrome, Kingston, Surrey, 11-12 May 2013

Celebr8 Prog

Saturday 11th May The Celebr8.2 festival was back for its second year having moved from July to May. It has an ideal venue in the Hippodrome with its suitably sci fi décor and the location right in the centre of Kingston. … Continue reading

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Gig review: IT BITES/FROST* – The Scala,London 16 December 2012

It Bites, photo by Noel Buckley

A packed Scala in festive mood were ready for a double bill of prog rock with a melodic edge. Frost* I have not seen live before and they are back with a slightly revamped line-up with drummer Craig Blundell joining … Continue reading

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HEKZ – Tabula Rasa

Bedford is not a natural hotbed of rock ‘n’ roll but this could change with HeKz, a young and talented band from said town. This four piece consist of vocalist Matt Young, guitarists Tom Smith and Al Beveridge and drummer … Continue reading

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IT BITES ‘Map Of The Past’

Inside Out (2012) www.itbites.com The press blurb states this is the band’s first concept album but it is a very loose one based upon ‘the discovery of an old family photograph’ and going into the past to fix things that … Continue reading

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10 Q’s with John Mitchell (IT BITES/ARENA)

1. What are you currently up to? I’m about to go to Rockfield Studios in Wales to produce Island Records latest signings Lower Than Atlantis. 2. Could you take us through the new album ‘Map Of The Past’? The whole … Continue reading

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